The special needs area of the child care sector involves looking after young children who require additional care. These children need the same care as other children, along with extra attention for their special needs, which can include learning difficulties and mental and physical disabilities. Jobs within this sub sector can be demanding but extremely rewarding.
What roles are in the special needs sector?
The positions that exist within special needs child care include working for private families as a nanny or au pair and the role of nursery nurse , play worker, respite carer or classroom assistant. The main employers within this sub sector include private households, state and private nurseries and schools.
Qualifications for child care jobs
A relevant qualification is advantageous when applying for jobs in child care and these include BTEC, CACHE and City and Guilds qualifications. An NVQ in child care is one of the most popular qualifications that candidates choose to take. While such qualifications will help you when applying for more senior roles, there are also entry-level positions available that involve you completing training once in the workplace.
There are special needs child care jobs and recruitment agencies all across the UK and the pay can vary depending on the location, role and employment institution.
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As a leading recruitment agency in childcare, assisting clients with day centres and nurseries. KPI Care is committed to providing a quality service and offer our expertise to both the public and private sectors. Our priority will always be to deliver an excellent and ever evolving recruitment process, frequently adapted to the demands of the industry.
Coverage Northwest England
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Whether you are looking for job opportunities within UK schools and nurseries or you represent a school or nursery looking to recruit staff you will find exactly what you are looking for at Protocol Education.
Recruiting to nurseries and schools Nationwide. Whether permanent or temporary we work with Nursery Managers, Nursery deputy Managers, Room Leaders, Team Leaders, Nursery Nurses, Nursery Practitioners, Early Years Teachers, Early Years Professionals, Operations/Regional and Area Nursery Managers
Learning Disability and Advocacy workers can develop their skills by taking qualifications via the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD). These are accredited by City & Guilds and helps candidates provide a more knowledgeable service.
When recruiting staff for Special Needs care jobs, employers should ensure that all candidates have passed the relevant DBS checks. This will flag up anything in an applicant's criminal record that might be pertinent to the role.